Adult Classes

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The Oakland Ballet School offers adult classes for those interested in trying ballet for the very first time to the advanced dancer looking to continue their study and enjoyment of dance. Drop-in classes allow for flexibility in ones schedule while our adult sessions progress technique, vocabulary, and movement through 6-week courses.

 

Introduction to Ballet & Beginning Ballet

Our Introduction to Ballet course is perfect for the absolute beginner or for the dancer who is perhaps returning to ballet for the first time since their youth. The class moves at a more slow and methodical pace, focusing on proper alignment, muscle engagement, and coordination, while learning the basic positions of the legs and arms and foundational movements such as plié, battement tendu, relevé, and souté. Dancers who are new to ballet should attend an Introductory Course before attending a Beginning Ballet class.

Beginning Ballet – Recommended as a follow-up to our Introduction to Ballet Course, for those who have had less than two years of previous ballet training, or those returning from an extended break. Not best for the absolute beginner.

Introduction to Ballet – Winter 2023 Session (Waitlist Open)

Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm
6-week session, January 18 – February 22 
Fee: $120
Please complete the registration form to be added to the waitlist.

Beginning Ballet – NEW CLASS, Winter 2023 Session 

Wednesday, 7:30-8:45pm
6-week session, January 18 – February 22 
Fee: $120

Registration Procedures 

  1. Complete and submit the online INTRO TO BALLET REGISTRATION FORM OR BEGINNING BALLET.
  2. Once received, a registration confirmation will be emailed, including payment options.
  3. Questions? You can reach us at contact@oaklandballetschool.com or (510)530-7516.

Updated: September 6, 2022 COVID-19 Procedures for In-Person Classes

  • Face Mask Optional: The wearing of face masks by attendees is optional. Please note that this policy may change as recommended by county and state guidelines.
  • Track Your Symptoms & Exposure: Do not attend class if you are not feeling well, have traveled internationally within the past 14 days, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Open Level Classes

The emphasis in these classes is on the enjoyment of movement, proper alignment, increased strength, and building an appreciation of dance. Classes often begin with floor-barre exercises, which are designed to work on core strength, turn-out, and flexibility, followed by traditional barre and center work. Classes are on-going. Dancers may join at any time!

Beginning-Intermediate Ballet – This class is ideal for dancers who have had two or more years of ballet experience. Steps are combined to form more complex combinations both in the center and across the floor.

Advanced Ballet – This combined youth and adult class is ideal for the dancer who studied ballet throughout their youth or extensively as an adult.  It is a challenging yet fun class that has increased emphasis on turns and jumps.

Drop-In Class Schedule – Winter/Spring Session, January 9-June 17

  • Open Beginning-Intermediate Ballet
    Monday, 7:15-8:30pm
  • Open Advanced Ballet (Youth/Adult class)
    Saturday,  12:30-2:15pm

Fees:

  • 4-Class Pass: $72
  • Drop-in Classes: $20/class

Registration procedures for adult drop-in classes:

  1. Pre-Registration requested. A minimum number of attendees required for the class to be held.
  2. To sign-up for a 4-Class Pass, Register Here.
  3. To sign-up for a Drop-In Class, Register Here.
  4. Arrive 5 minutes prior to your first class to complete the waiver of liability.

 Please contact us if you have any questions.

Updated: September 6, 2022 COVID-19 Procedures for In-Person Classes

  • Face Mask Optional: The wearing of face masks by attendees is optional. Please note that this policy may change as recommended by county and state guidelines.
  • Track Your Symptoms & Exposure: Do not attend class if you are not feeling well, have traveled internationally within the past 14 days, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Tuition Policies

  • Payments are due in full before class.
  • Class cards are valid for 5-weeks. 
  • A 3% fee will be added for credit card payments.
  • Returned checks are subject to a fee of $25 per occurrence.
  • Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Private Lessons

  • Private lessons are available. Please inquire for details.

Dress Code

The adult program has no specific dress code. Dancers may wear ballet attire or any comfortable and sensible exercise attire. Form fitting clothing that is easy to move and stretch in is recommended. Ballet shoes are required.

 

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